Dr. Babat is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent an additional year as a research fellow in Dr. Manohar Panjabi’s spine biomechanics laboratory. His orthopaedic surgery residency was at Brown University, where he also served as a trauma fellow. He then completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to reconstructive spine surgery, Dr. Babat has a special interest in the management of spine tumors.
Dr. Babat is actively involved in teaching spine surgery to other surgeons, both nationally and internationally. He has taught board review courses to help surgeons prepare to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery exam, as well as courses ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex revision and deformity operations. He has helped to develop spinal instrumentation for minimally invasive surgery applications, as well as for major deformity and reconstructive spine surgery. He has patented a device for a new form of spino-pelvic fixation, a type of instrument used in the most complex spine operations.
Dr. Babat is the former Chief of Staff at Skyline Medical Center, and has also served an unprecedented two consecutive terms as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Babat is a member of the North American Spine Society, The World Spine Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is the first member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS) in Middle Tennessee. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of spine surgery.
Dr. Babat is affiliated with Skyline Medical Center, St.Thomas Midtown, Hendersonville Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, and Premier Orthopaedic Surgery Center.
Patient ReviewsPatient Review 2017-09-13
Glad I found dr.B. he was able to get me back to normal. His staff and assistants have all been a bkessingPatient Review 2017-09-12
I see him yearly just for a follow-up and he always makes me feel secure. Thankful I have surgery with him. Dr.Babat and his team go above and beyond whatcare I have received in the passed.Patient Review 2017-09-07
Very happy with the outcome of my surgery. Not feeling young but better than I have been in the last 5 years.Patient Review 2017-09-05
I am back to doing things and activities that I have had to miss out on the past. Thank you!Patient Review 2017-08-28
Feeling back to myself againPatient Review 2017-08-23
Dr.Babat saved my back and I am walking again thanks to him!Patient Review 2017-08-23
Finally pain free.Patient Review 2017-08-22
Thank you for what you've done for my backPatient Review 2017-08-17
After my first back surgery with a surgeon who really messed me up, Dr.Babat fixed my back, I feel greatPatient Review 2017-08-16
Dr.Babat got me back to living much better than before. Thank youPatient Review 2017-08-15
Thank you Dr.Babat for all of your care and making me feel comfortable while going through surgery processPatient Review 2017-08-14
So thankful for Dr.Babat and his care teamPatient Review 2017-08-14
He's been wonderful with my back carePatient Review 2017-08-14
Thank u for all u have done for my back and getting MD back to normal houseworkPatient Review 2017-08-14
Since surgery I fell much better, my quality of life has improved tremendously. Thank you for your time and arePatient Review 2017-08-14
His team is always attentivePatient Review 2017-08-14
I can use my arms and turn my neck again, with little painPatient Review 2017-08-14
I see Dr B once a year for a check. He is always thorough and answers all of my questions. After having surgery with him, I have felt much better.Patient Review 2017-08-14
Thank u!Patient Review 2017-08-14
Dr.Babat did my back surgery. With some difficulty recovering his office was always there for whatever I need. Feeling like s new manPatient Review 2017-08-14
I can enjoy my life thanks to Dr.Babat. he has changed my outlookPatient Review 2017-07-07
Thanks Dr Babat and your staff for doing a Great Job!! They are best staff and Dr Babat really take care his patient.Patient Review 2017-07-07
Best beside manner and explains everythingPatient Review 2017-07-07
Best beside manner and explains everythingPatient Review 2017-07-06
You are an excellent surgeon. No problems and I had a major surgery